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April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Offers Strobe Warning Light for F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Emergency Lighting, Large Pickups

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Refreshes 2017 Fusion's Cup Holders

Photo of 2017 Fusion Sport cupholder courtesy of Ford.

The 2017 Ford Fusion's cupholders have been moves forward, rotated, and redesigned based on customer feedback, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ergonomics, Ford Fusion, Ford, Vehicle Interiors

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bag Modules

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

The safety compliance recall covers 199 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Mercury, Lincoln MKS, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2007-MY, Ford, Air Bags, Ford Flex, Mercury Sable

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility for Suspension Part

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 75,364 2014-2015 model-year Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Truck Recall Triggered by Transmission Issue

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 184,000 2011-2012 model-year Ford F-150 trucks and 2012-MY Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford Mustang, Ford, Transmissions, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Photo of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.

Tags: Google, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Ford, Self-Driving Vehicles, Lyft, Uber, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Regulations

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading 2017 Super Duty's Brakes, Suspension

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Adds Smartphone Controls for 2017 Escape

Photo of FordPass for Escape coutesy of Ford.

The 2017 Ford Escape compact SUV will arrive in May with FordPass, a smartphone integration feature that allows users to remotely lock or unlock, start the vehicle, or check fuel level from a mobile app.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, Smartphones, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Mobile Apps

April 13, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Redeveloping Dearborn HQ by 2026

Aerial view of Ford Product Campus courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. has begun a broad-based redevelopment of its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters that will transform it into two campuses in the next decade.

Tags: Headquarters, Ford, Automotive Executives

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

F-150 SuperCrew, SuperCab Draw Top Safety Pick

Photo of F-150 SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup a Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.

Tags: Ford F-150, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Ford, Large Pickups, 2016-MY

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

LiDAR Illuminates Autonomous Fusion Hybrid at Night

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has been testing a LiDAR sensor system with its autonomous Fusion Hybrid that illuminates the vehicle for night driving, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Night Driving

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford, Parts and Service, Billing

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Ford Fusion Adds 20 Driver-Assist Features

The 2017 Ford Fusion, photo courtesy of the automaker.

The 2017 Ford Fusion offers 20 driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology. These added safety features aid drivers in their daily commutes, as they navigate urban traffic.

Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford, Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control

April 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Explorer, Lincoln MKC for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to engine block heaters, covers 5,536 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, Lincoln MKC

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Air Bags

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 38,000 low-roof Transit vans whose side-curtain air bags may be positioned incorrectly.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Escape Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Photo of 2017 Escape assembly courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 Escape compact SUV will arrive with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and additional driver-assist technology, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

Tags: IIHS, Automatic Braking, NHTSA, Audi, BMW, FCA US, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Toyota, Volvo, Mitsubishi

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

Ford’s Autonomous Cars Navigate Snow-Covered Roads

To navigate snowy roads, Ford autonomous vehicles are equipped with high-resolution 3D maps – complete with information about the road and what’s above it, including road markings, signs, geography, landmarks and topography. Photo courtesy of Ford.

The self-driving Fusion Hybrids rely on LiDAR-Enabled 3D digital mapping to identify their precise position.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Self-Driving Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, LiDAR

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Towing, Rear-View Cameras, Camera System, 2017-MY

March 11, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Focuses on Mobility, Transportation Services

Ford has set up a global mobility subsidiary that would position the company to compete in the rapidly emerging transportation services market and better address trends such as connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles and the consumer experience through data and analytics.

Tags: Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, big data, Connected Car

March 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Adds Windshield Wiper De-Icer to Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape Titanium trim, photo courtesy of the automaker.

The Ford Escape is the first Ford SUV in the U.S to offer a windshield wiper de-icer, as part of the vehicle's cold weather package.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, 2017-MY, Ford Transit Connect


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